On Sunday, October 1, The Historic BK House & Gardens presents singer-songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Cole Williams as part of the NolaXNola concert series.
Cole’s incredible sound possesses a captivating blend of humanity and passion that is deeply rooted in her cultural heritage, yet her talents extend beyond music. Described by the Huffington Post as having “the heart of Bob Marley, soul of Sam Cooke and grit of Etta James”, Cole Williams is a multidisciplinary entertainer hailed as “The Empress Of Storytelling.” Inspired by the legendary Gil Scott-Heron, Cole channels her artistry into creating songs of love and humanity that shed light on the everyday experiences and hopes of The Unhoused.
Tickets are $40 ($30 for members). Light refreshments will be served but guests are encouraged to bring beverages of choice, openers and extra cups. Doors will open at 5:30 pm for the 6 o’clock show.
On Sunday October 1 through Friday October 6, selected works of Carmen Parra will be featured in a pop up exhibit at the Historic BK House & Gardens in a contemporary gallery space. At a reception on October 3rd from 4-6PM, the artist will discuss her work with the Monarch Butterfly and how it represents migration and evolution in the Americas. Carmen Parra is visiting New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Sept 29-Oct 15 and presenting, among other places, at Tulane University ́s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Mexican Consulate in New Orleans.
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST: Throughout her career, Carmen Parra has felt a close kinship to colonial-era artists, finding inspiration in their time and their iconography — altars, baroque architecture, angels, archangels, eagles, butterflies and flowers abound in her work. The world of El Aire populates her dreams. Declaring herself to be the nation’s witness, Mexico’s roots are Carmen Parra’s wings. She was recently named Creadora Emerita by the Mexican Government, one of the highest national honors for a visual artist. For the past several years she has been working with Visual Historian Sarah Borealis on a multi media biography of her life and work.
A wine tasting of Southern France, featuring a selection of five wines, paired with a tasting provided by La Madeleine Country French Café.
Breakout sessions will be hosted in both French and English. Sponsored in part by the NOUS Foundation.
Doors will open at 5:30 with seating in the historic courtyard and the tasting will begin at 6:00.